Some of My Favorite Building Exercises

We don't use machines, we build them.

“What exercise should I do to build (points to random body part) this muscle?”

This is one of the more common questions I get as a trainer because after a while the people asking this feel they have tried just about every exercise on their own and are looking for something else.

Now here at Fitness Revolution Rowlett we tend to focus on getting individuals to get better at big motions because we feel that this is what delivers great results when it comes to aesthetics; but it’s not to say that we don’t want to continue to bring up other “showy” muscles 😉

So I went on a bit of a video bender here and shot TWO of a favorite exercises to help build each particular body part. I must admit though that I do have about a dozen that I love to use but it all depends on the person and their specific goals.

What you’ll see though is that I don’t use any pin or plate loaded machines just for the sole purpose that they don’t allow your body to move in its own natural movement pattern. We are all built biomechanically different so the unfortunate thing is that machines have a very limited adjustment ability to compensate for individual mechanics.

So below is MY personal favorite for having to build up or improver certain body parts

 

-Chest-

Neutral Grip Incline Dumbbell Press

 

Bench Press

-Lats-

Pull/Chin-ups

 

Front Leavers

 

-Back-

Arm Barbell Rows

1 Arm Barbell Rows - Fitness Revolution Roweltt

Dead Lifts

-Shoulders-

Handstand push-ups

 

Dumbbell Overhead press (dumbbells to shoulders) “Arnold Press”

 

 

-Glutes-

Lunges

Step Ups

-Hamstrings-

GHR

 

Single Leg Hip Extension 

 

-Quads-

Front Squats

 

-Calves-

Single Leg Calf Raises 

 

Donkey Calf Raises

 

-Biceps-

Rope Pull-ups

Fat Gripz Dumbbell Curls

 

 

-Triceps-

 

Body Weight Triceps Extensions 

Lying Dumbbell Floor Extensions

 

-Abs-

Band Rotations High to Low

Standing Band Crunches 

 

 

So NOT all video are of me, come one even I would get sick of watching my mug on camera all day lol, but this will give you a good idea of what are my “go to” exercises for certain body parts.

Be sure to check out Fitness Revolution YouTube Channel because I did shoot a lot of exercises and not all are on this list.

If you want to find out exactly where I get my bands take a look at the link below.

Resistance Band Training <=====

 

 

In Health and Awesomeness,

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Travis Merritt, BS, CPT, CES, RBT is the owner of Fitness Revolution in Rowlett, TX.

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